Whether it’s for work or pleasure, metal detectors have a pretty wide range of uses. From detecting underground piping to finding long-lost treasures, these little machines can be very useful. In this article, I’ll be looking at metal detectors made in the USA.
Companies Selling Metal Detectors Made in the USA? (The Short Answer)
In the search for American-made metal detectors, I found 4 companies. They are Bounty Hunter, Fisher Lab, Garrett, and Teknetics.
American Made Metal Detectors (A List of Manufacturers)
Now that we have our American-made metal detector companies, let’s take a look at each one in a little more detail.
Bounty Hunter was founded in 1973. Over the years, Bounty Hunter has been one of the leading American metal detector brands and is now a very popular brand with metal detector enthusiasts all over the world.
Bounty Hunter’s metal detectors range from starter models all the way up to professional pieces. And as for its manufacturing, it all takes place in the USA. Bounty Hunter metal detectors are owned by Texas First Products. This company manufactures its products at its company facility in Texas.
As mentioned above, Bounty Hunter offers a wide range of metal detectors for people of all levels of experience. Here’s a link to the company’s product page, and here is a link to each of the company’s experience-based model categories.
- Pro Metal Detectors
- Discovery Metal Detectors
- Pioneer Metal Detectors
Fisher Lab was founded in 1931. It is one of America’s oldest metal detector brands and it manufactures products for hunting lost treasures, the security industry, and the utility industry. Nowadays, Fisher Lab is owned by First Texas Products just like the entry above.
For this article, I’ll be focusing on Fisher Lab’s metal detector products that are aimed at regular consumer use. The company has a lot of different options when it comes to metal detectors. From waterproof ones to specialty ones that are designed to detect metal buried at incredibly deep depths, its options are almost endless.
Fisher Lab’s products have always been made in the USA. It has manufactured its products in several different American locations over its lifespan. Its more recent manufacturing facility is located in El Paso, Texas.
A proud American company, Garrett has been going strong since it was founded back in 1964. The company only has one manufacturing facility, but it’s a big one. Each of its metal detectors is manufactured in Garland, Texas. From testing to delivery preparation, it all takes place in the same location.
Garrett’s website goes into great detail regarding counterfeit Garrett metal detectors. Unfortunately, there are companies out there that produce fake products in the hope of making a quick buck. To avoid accidentally purchasing a fake Garrett metal detector, give this a read.
Going back to its models, Garrett has an extensive range of high-quality metal detectors. Here are a few for you to check out.
Finishing off this list we have another company that is owned by First Texas Products. Teknetics was founded in 1983, but it wasn’t until 1989 that the company became a part of the First Texas Products family.
Teknetics aims to provide high-quality and easy-to-use metal detectors that almost anyone can use without too much technical know-how. And just like the other First Texas Products companies on this list, all of its metal detectors are made at a facility in El Paso, Texas.
At the time of writing this article, Teknetics has 16 different models of metal detectors. Here’s a link to its metal detector product page, and here are a few specific models for you to check out.